Employment Committee
Tuesday, 27th February, 2018 12.15 pm

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Vicki Plytas 02392 834058  Email:

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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Members' Interests


Minutes of the Meetings held on 12 September 2017 and 17 October 2017 pdf icon PDF 164 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the meetings held on 12 September 2017 and 17 October 2017 each be confirmed and signed by the chair as a correct record.

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Apprenticeship Levy update pdf icon PDF 122 KB

The purpose of the report is to update members on the progress made with regards to apprenticeships in the city council since the introduction of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017.


RECOMMENDED that the Committee notes thefollowing progress made in relation to; the apprenticeship levy, the procurement of approved training providers, the recruitment of apprentices and the public sector target applied to PCC.


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Pay Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 115 KB

The Council is required by section 38(1) of the Localism Act 2011 (openess and accountability in local pay) to prepare a Pay Policy Statement.  A Pay Policy Statement must articulate the Council's policies towards a range of issues relating to the pay of its workforce, particularly its senior staff, Chief Officers and its lowest paid employees.


A Pay Policy Statement must be prepared for each financial year, approved by Full Council no later than 31st March of each financial year and published on the council's website.  Following the presentation of the Pay Policy Statement in March 2016, the Employment Committee requested that, in order to increase transparency and public accountability, a draft Pay Policy Statement be presented at an earlier stage of the financial year forecasting the pay policy for that year. This is now the final Pay Policy Statement for publication. 


RECOMMENDED  that the Employment Committee agrees the draft Pay Policy Statement attached as Appendix 1 to go forward for approval by the Full Council by 31 March 2018.


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Sickness Absence - Quarterly Report pdf icon PDF 115 KB

The purpose of this report is to update Employment Committee about levels of sickness absence across the council and actions being taken to manage absence.


RECOMMENDED that Members continue to monitor sickness absence, and ensure appropriate management action is taken to address absenteeism.



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